Moving into their 6th season, Bonefrog (formerly called Bonefrog Challenge) continues their sponsorship with Hesco and adds many new elements to the only U.S. NAVY SEAL owned and operated obstacle course race. New for 2018 are venues in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Barre, Massachusetts, and Stanhope, New Jersey.
BONEFROG is extending their SEAL-designed, developed, & operated challenges with their new 8-hour BONEFROG: Endurance option. Competitors will begin by completing TIER-1, an 11+ mile circuit of the 8+ CHALLENGE course and the 3+ mile SPRINT course. From there, BONEFROG: Endurance athletes will complete as many SPRINT laps until the 8 hour time limit runs out - or their bodies do!
BattleFrog kicked off their season also in SoCal a week before Spartan at an unknown venue off the beaten path, straddling the Mexican border in a relatively sketchy-looking neighborhood. As a racer on the grounds, the estimate of 350 participants seemed a little generous. Those who made the trip enjoyed a well-designed, fun, & challenging course.
Why in the name of Odin would you want to do something that would even have the possibility of reducing attendance? Did this not occur to anyone? The feedback from the average racer, looking to move up a notch in challenge has been overwhelmingly bad! And remember, people "vote with their feet!". For every comment, there are dozens who feel the same and just won't be considering your race.
Since the inception of BattleFrog’s BFX, there have been several changes to tighten and hone the design to accommodate the growing numbers. But since the very first representation, the one thing that the athletes have called out for, was mandatory obstacle completion. Okay racers…you spoke, they listened. We spoke to David Moore, BattleFrog’s wearer of [...]
The game-plan for BattleFrog Series' growth is to be full-steam ahead; during several different occasions with Ramiro he's explained the strategy of developing the entire sport of OCR, and how ESPN commercials and reality competitions, the Bowl Series, and investments in obstacle development (like the MOBs mentioned earlier) coupled with explosive expansion all over North America will create the future of the sport, obstacle course racing as a household term, or OCR 2.0 (my term).
Miami, Florida. March 4, 2016. 5 PM. OCRX is officially born as a sport. It all starts with Coach Pain's motivational kickoff speech, followed by 24 hours of more pain: 2 Platinum Rigs, jerry cans, a beach run, walls, Wreck Bags...over and over until 5 PM on Saturday. Welcome to OCRX BattleFrog Series took on [...]